Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineer Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers among Virginia metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,240
25th Percentile Wage
$87,630
50th Percentile Wage
$111,260
75th Percentile Wage
$150,260
90th Percentile Wage
$175,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $175,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $111,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,240.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014
$111,260
7.60% 11.12%
2013
$102,800
3.80% -
2012
$98,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in state of Virginia ranges from $100,640 to $102,350. The highest paying area for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $102,350. The lowest paying area is Richmond with a median annual salary of $100,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$102,350
Richmond
$100,640




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